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The Harrisburg Capitol Building was completed in 1906 and designed by architect Joseph M. Huston. This photograph was taken by William H. Row.

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George G. Barnard was commissioned to execute sculptural decorations for the Pennsylvania State Capitol. Here he is modeling his great conception "The Hewer", in his New York studio.

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A photograph of the rotunda of the new Capitol Building designed by Joseph M. Huston. This photograph taken by William H. Row shows how ornate the interior of the building was. In particular, residents of Harrisburg noted how impressive the globes…

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A photograph of Joseph M. Huston, architect of the new State Capitol Building printed in a Philadelphia newspaper on September 12, 1902.

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Rumors that the bronze heads that Joseph M. Huston wanted on the bronze doors to the capitol building were actually modeled after the members of the the Capitol Building Commission resulted in many political cartoons like this one from 1908 in the…

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Stephen Hills put mantels like this one into the Capitol building. People believe that this was the source of the fire that burned the building down because of insufficient ventilation.

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An article explaining the debate to move the capital of Pennsylvania back to Philadelphia after the Capitol building in Harrisburg burned down. Here the decision was made to keep it in Harrisburg.

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Two photographs illustrating what the State Capitol Building looked like before the fire started and then after it was put out.

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Two photographs that illustrate the damaged that the fire in the Capitol building did to the structure itself.

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A photograph of a section of Daniel Burnham's White City, part of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair which went on to inspire the countrywide City Beautiful Movement. This section is called the "Court of Honor".
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